This is probably the most extensive non-commercial blog about Coleus, ever.
I’ve loved these plants since I was a teen. Back then, I was only aware of a few varieties, and I only tried growing them indoors to disastrous results inside the house my parents kept purposely chilly. Now there’s literally hundreds. I buy new ones every summer, and recently have been able to get a great many of them to overwinter inside (we live in a zone 4) so we can enjoy them for years to come.
Up until a few years ago, I would always throw out the nametags when I purchased a plant. I didn’t want those plastic things getting in the way. I realized how foolish this was, and now I always keep them with the plant so I can keep track of the varieties I have. I know I have some that are several years old.
I don’t sell Coleus myself, this is just a hobby. Most Coleus cultivars are patented, so propagation for profit is not allowed anyway. However, my husband does sell Cactus through his website Windowsill Cactus, in case you’re interested.